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JLem311
02-15-2010, 10:08 AM
Morning all!


BarbaraB
02-15-2010, 02:10 PM
Good morning!

Hi ladies and maybe Dan. We've been without our salt police for awhile, and I've found myself eating more and more salt! I did think that Dan would not approve before I ate the Chinese food on my birthday, but I did it anyway (it was delicious but my feet swelled up afterwards).

I've managed two good weekends in a row. Counting calories has been working for me for a time. I know I can't keep it up for long, and I'll go back to LAWL soon, but it has been good for my focus to shift a bit. When I go back to LAWL, I think I am going to need to journal my food and weigh and measure everything for awhile. I bought some of those full bars at Costco, and I'm going to try to eat those before lunch and dinner instead of bars and see how that works for me. I had one last night before dinner and I was full with not a lot of food.

mj2007
02-15-2010, 03:19 PM
Hey All,

How was everyone's V'day?

We had a pretty good time. Finally watched Avatar but it was worth the wait. Stayed up late last night drinking red wine with cheese and dark chocolate. I am glad today is a holiday in canada...woke up late with a mild hangover had a lazy breakfast and did some cleaning...bathroom, etc. I don't think I'll make it to the ym today but I had quite a lot of exercise with all that cleaning so feeling pretty good about myself!

Later...


Joni135
02-15-2010, 05:20 PM
I posted this last week and wanted Kimphin to see my msg.....I was teasing her about my latest plan:

"Kim - due to snow, I missed my spin class today...I am bummed. Also, I'm doing QWLC (quick weight loss center) - very similar to LAWL - they have been in the atlanta area a long time and I'm actually going to a center that appears to be quite reputable. The counselors are a bit more mature than those I had at LAWL and really know their stuff.

Since I'm snowed in today, I am cleaning my laundry room closet and want to paint it and make it nice. A friend had a stencil in hers that I also bought (online) and it says: "Laundry Room - Sorting out Life One Load at a Time".

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Joni

equinetcan
02-15-2010, 05:38 PM
Hey everyone,

I'm still around...been lurking. Started working again a couple of weeks ago and this is the first week I am basically on my own so we'll see how it goes. I wish it was a long weekend here but only certain provinces have adopted the new stat holiday and we are not one of them.

Valentine's was no biggie for me but thats usual for the last few years lol

I haven't been doing too badly food wise. I can't leave work through the day so what I take with me I have to eat or go hungry so thats been a big help. No vending machines or anything to worry about.

Thats about it for me right now. Not a whole lot new. I'll keep checking in though!

Alannah

shortandfluffy
02-15-2010, 09:35 PM
Hello everyone!

Barbara - I am the same with salt.. it makes my hands swell and I hate it! I have been trying to watch my sodium intake too. I have also been trying counting calories.. its a little more difficult for me to wrap my head around since I am so used to LA. So I have kinda been mixing both together. Its been working pretty good.

MJ - Wasn't Avatar awesome? My DH and I went to the IMAX to see it. I love sci-fi type movies. V-day was ok.. my DH works off-shore and is gone a week at a time so I was alone. We are going to celebrate v-day/anniversary next weekend though :)

Alannah - I wish my job didn't have vending machines! I have to avoid the room in the school that has them. I have given in one too many times when I was hungry :(

Kimphin
02-16-2010, 09:50 AM
I posted this last week and wanted Kimphin to see my msg.....I was teasing her about my latest plan:

"Kim - due to snow, I missed my spin class today...I am bummed. Also, I'm doing QWLC (quick weight loss center) - very similar to LAWL - they have been in the atlanta area a long time and I'm actually going to a center that appears to be quite reputable. The counselors are a bit more mature than those I had at LAWL and really know their stuff.

Since I'm snowed in today, I am cleaning my laundry room closet and want to paint it and make it nice. A friend had a stencil in hers that I also bought (online) and it says: "Laundry Room - Sorting out Life One Load at a Time".

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Joni


Changed your mind about waiting 2 weeks to spill the beans? LOL. Well, according to your ticker it seems to be working! 20 years ago (yikes) I did something called Weight Loss Clinic - not sure if it is the same concept or not. I only had about 20 lbs to lose then and it worked. Ah, the good ole days!

I have officially been working out 4-5 days per week for about 5 weeks. I have lost a significant # of inches, but hardly any weight. I have mixed feelings about that - I love working out and feeling SO much stronger, yet I am royally p***ed at the number on the sclae. I am going to buckle down on the food side and see what happens.

I am thinking about cutting my hair( well, having it cut) and am STRESSING about it! LOL - So, maybe I shouldn't get it cut then. DH is ready to kill me because I am constanly looking at hairstyle magazines and asking him "what about this? what about this one?" My hair is the longest that it has been in years - about 3 inches longer than in my picture - I am thinking about a long bob. I told DH that it isn't the hair that is bothering me, it is my fat face!

JLem311
02-16-2010, 10:30 AM
morning all. lots going on in my world..making me even more busy that i was before. so my anxiety and stress levels are through the roof!

kim--buzz it all off and start over! it's a wonderful feeling. very empowering and no fuss at all. i love that i have new hair to start all over with and to do whatever i want with! :) your DH will definitely love it since you won't be talking about your hair all the time! ha! ;)

anyways, things are busy and i must go. hope everyone is well.

Hoochie
02-16-2010, 01:41 PM
Morning everyone! Well I worked out 5 days last week and am very proud of myself. My only downfall was that I had chocolates on Valentines day. I got flowers, an Olympic Hoodie and chocolates. It was awesome! I guess he loves me. We also went to Avatar on Friday night and it was fantastic and I dont even watch Sci-fi type movies.
I am back on my treadmill tonight and I really need to do more weights as I am top heavy and weights is supposed to be better than cardio. I am really determined to start looking great!
Today is the beginning of the week as yesterday was Family day for us. My husband had to work but my daughter and I went and had our hair done. I am blonde again, yippy!
Okay well have a great day everyone. I am going to stay OP this week!!!

Joan

Hoochie
02-16-2010, 06:08 PM
Just got an email from LAWL wanting to know how I am and to see what I thought of their program. Funny how things happen as I was just thinking that if I dont succeed on my own, I am going to go back as I really am wanting to do this right now. I am full of determination to look great! I havent decided whether I should go back to the center or not. I dont do their bars or supplements as I used to just go weigh in but I do like being accountable to someone so I need to think about this. hmmmm
I know if Jillian lived here, she would kick my a$$. haha Too bad she is so far away!

Joan

Sorry I just thought I would share my thoughts that I was having!

JLem311
02-16-2010, 08:52 PM
Just got an email from LAWL wanting to know how I am and to see what I thought of their program. Funny how things happen as I was just thinking that if I dont succeed on my own, I am going to go back as I really am wanting to do this right now. I am full of determination to look great! I havent decided whether I should go back to the center or not. I dont do their bars or supplements as I used to just go weigh in but I do like being accountable to someone so I need to think about this. hmmmm
I know if Jillian lived here, she would kick my a$$. haha Too bad she is so far away!

Joan

Sorry I just thought I would share my thoughts that I was having!

yes, I would be more than happy to kick your a$$ for free Joan! ;)

if you feel that you need accountability to stay on track for a bit, then do it! whatever it takes. or if you can find a local buddy to keep tabs with, that's a good idea too.

Kimphin
02-17-2010, 08:56 AM
Well, I did it, - cut the hair. Suprisingly, I like it. Took about 8-10 inches off. Oohh - gotta go weigh, maybe I finally lost! LOL. I'll submit pics at some point - no camera with me now.

JLem311
02-17-2010, 09:12 AM
awesome kim! btw..i lost no weight when i buzzed all 24 inches of my hair off! ha! anyways, glad you did it and can't wait to see the pics! :)


i'm still going at it with my continuous exercise and eating. :) losing inches, but currently stuck on the WL front. oh well. i feel amazing and that's all that matters to me right now.

also, if you haven't done so yet, PLEASE check out my NAMI Walk link in my signature. It's such an amazing organization and any donation is appreciated!

Hoochie
02-17-2010, 10:48 AM
Kim- Yes put pictures up. Do you love it?

Hey what is the plateau breaker program at LAWL. Does anybody know?

I worked out for 40 minutes last night and felt terrific. yeah me!!!

Joan

BarbaraB
02-17-2010, 02:41 PM
Jillian, I suppose hair weighs a lot less than just normal day to day fluctuations in weight. Stress is probably keeping the scale from moving. So take some deep cleansing breaths and just remember to not sweat the small stuff. You only get one trip through life, so I choose to spend mine dwelling more on the joys than the trials of life. Well most days... Sometimes I have to remember to count my blessings instead of my burdens.

Kim, You got me looking at my hair and thinking of a cut. I won't tell my DH it was you, since he never ever thinks I should cut my hair. My "bangs" are 4 inches past my chin now though, so it may be time.

Joan, At least you have a center to go back to. I might go back if they existed, but they don't.

I've been using the full bars, which you eat 30 minutes before meals, and they are really super filling.

JLem311
02-17-2010, 03:03 PM
barbara--you make such a great and valid point! enjoying life and all of the big and small things is important and what i've been doing for awhile now that every single day that passes is another day closer to DH leaving. so it's bittersweet for us right now.

what's the nutrition info on the full bars?



i think everyone should post an updated pic of themselves for their avatar! :)

BarbaraB
02-17-2010, 04:01 PM
Jillian, The one I have here is 160 calories, 4 gr protein 3gr fat and 31 gr carbs with 4 gr of fiber. I believe what they do is puff up inside your stomach so you feel really full. I know the peanut ones have 170 calories. Eating one of these bars 30 minutes before lunch with a glass of water and a weight watcher's meal seems like a lot of food (which normally I feel like I could eat 4 of the diet meals). Its been 2 hours since I ate one and I still feel full.

Hoochie
02-17-2010, 04:38 PM
Barbara- I have never heard of full bars. Where do you buy them? Are they part of a different weight loss program.
I am eating the luna bars right now and they are okay. I seem to have one a day and none on the weekends.
For me right now I am trying to make sure I get all my water in. Yesterday I didn't drink as much during the day so I drank water all nght after work. I was in the bathroom all night...agh Needless to say, today I am drinking my water thru the day....lesson learned!!!

Joan

JerseyMadchen
02-17-2010, 10:17 PM
Hey guys!

Just wanted to check in and say hello! Ugh, enough of this snow already!

I'm actually on WW and have been going to meetings. THe weight's ben DROPPING off me, which is fabulous!

I have to travel for work next week with EVERY meal out, but the Double Tree (where I'll be staying) has a magnificent gym, so nights after my meetings, etc. I'll be down there! I'll pack gallons of water and healthy snacks, and just take each meal at a time!

Any of you guys hear about a Mobia? There are ads in a bunch of magazines... DH said I could get it if I want, I just feel a little guilty about the price!

Kimphin
02-18-2010, 08:47 AM
Amy, I googled it, and I am assuming that you do NOT mean the Museum of Biblical Art in NYC... so I moved further down the search and found it. Loffs interesting, kind of like the Bowflex thing with the "treadles" (love that commercial, LOL).

Still loving the hair, so I think I am in the clear. I will do pics this weekend.

Barbara - I have had the Full bar - once when I was on my way to class and did not have time to eat - not bad, but I thought I might get sick of them after a while - I did get really full! I see that they have a whole line of stuff now too.

Joan - I saw them at Walgreens.

JLem311
02-18-2010, 09:53 AM
hello all. just wanted to pop in and say hi. life is crazy right now. beyond words! :)

hope everyone is getting their exercise in and treating their body wonderful!

mj2007
02-18-2010, 09:53 AM
Hey All

Kim- Where are the pics?

Joan- Plateau Breaker is a 5 day program. They give you a small pack full of drink packets( 4 a day) and a special exercise and diet plan. The diet consists of whole grains only... different from usual LAWL plan.It costs $99 CAD and you have to buy the bars extra.Actually I have heard some people got good results at our center. I have been toying with the idea for a while but the price is just too much for me at this stage.

Do what you have to stay on top of it...if that means joining a COD.I know as you get closer and closer to your goal it can get harder and harder to stay focussed and not become complacent.

In Canada...we have these GNC stores is every Mall. They have Full Bars and Zone Bars. I tried the Chocolate-strawberry Zone bars and loved them!

Happy Thursday!

Arkantana
02-18-2010, 11:37 AM
Hello everyone,
I'm finally back! I have been at home all week with sick kids. To make things worse, my DD got a virus on our home pc from "accidentaly" clicking on an ad. I'm thinking it was probably limewire. Anyway, it's toast so no internet for days has been killing me! I ordered a new laptop (for my use only) and it should be in any day. Yipee!
DH is out of town for work again this week but he did get to come in for Valentines and we spent the day in Billings shopping. I skipped Friday and Monday working out but did I'm picking it back up. Day 2 of TO but if I don't see at least 3lbs gone, I'm done with it. I am so cranky when I do TO and when I only see 1-2 lbs, it's not worth it.

Jillian, I hope things slow down for you a bit and the stress eases. Don't forget to take care of you :D

Kim, Can't wait to see the hair. Did you do the bob? That cut is so fun.

Have a good day

BarbaraB
02-18-2010, 02:30 PM
The full bars are not something that I will likely want to eat every day for the rest of my life, but they are amazingly filling for only 160 calories. I can see keeping a few on hand to eat before I go places that I am going to be very tempted to overeat, like a party or a dinner out. They are mostly just flavored puffed wheat that you drink water with and it puffs up in your tummy so you feel full.

zambejaly5
02-18-2010, 03:16 PM
Life, Work, Kids, Laundry, Meal Planning, Drs. appts, trials........... busy busy.......... and somewhere in there WL..... hope you all are doing well. Just wanted to pop in for a sec. Nice to see some faces I have been missing for a while......

JerseyMadchen
02-19-2010, 08:39 PM
Lettie!! Hey girl!! How the heck have you been?!!?

mj2007
02-19-2010, 11:18 PM
Hey all...just wanted to share that I reached my 3rd goal today.
Wish everyone a great weekend!

Hoochie
02-20-2010, 01:08 PM
Way to go MJ!
I am at 168.4 this morning but I feel okay about it as I have been eating very healthy and exercising for the past few weeks. It amazing how different my body is feeling. I like it

mj2007
02-20-2010, 01:56 PM
Thanks Joan :)...you are doing awesome yourself!!!I guess you need to eat more being sooo tall...compared to petite people like me!How do you even control your hunger?Wow...you are amazing!! My DH is 6'4" and he couldn't even handle 1 TO!!! He tried to do a TO with me last week...ended up eating more carbs for the next few days after that...lol.

I am doing good...feeling great actually. I would try to go down another 4-5 lbs and then stabilize. I would still like to be 122 lbs...but I think I will take it slow for the remaining 10-11 lbs.

finelady2
02-20-2010, 08:28 PM
Week 1 is almost down. Taking a better approach of what and how much I am eating. Focusing on the food groups, working out and taking care of me. Need to take care of me, before I can take proper care of anyone else. More snow coming next week, but I can handle it. Preparing most of my weekly foods tomorrow.